Trinidad turned out to be one of our longer stops this year; we’re now south of the hurricane belt and so out of harm’s way. Trinidad boasts the best boating facilities in terms of storage and repair in the Caribbean and so whilst we attended to numerous outstanding issues with the boat we took time out to enjoy my birthday with our friend John over from the UK to supervise work to his boat (Stromboli) and with car hire for 12 USD a day it would have been rude not to see something of the island, especially as the wildlife on Trinidad is amazing. So we took tours to the Nariva Swamp to see parrots, macaws and monkeys, and to the north of the island to see the endangered leather-back turtles emerging from the sea on a bright moonlit night to lay their eggs, a sight that will stay with us all for a long time.
Date(s): July 2006. Album by Gerard Coulson. Photos by Gerard Coulson. 1 - 58 of 58 Total. 4016 Visits.
Inquisitive Dolphins greet us on our arrival in Trinidad!
We all loved these beautiful creatures
On dolphin watch
Happy Birthday Daddy! 41 Today!
Our good friend John, fresh from the UK!
En route to the Nariva Swamp
A parrot family, the baby took its first flight moments later...
and in the bacground we saw these beautiful blue and gold macaws
These are just beautiful creatures
a red howler monkey
and an inquisitive Capucin monkey...
intent on scaring us away
another red howler
Trinidad's foremost naturalist Roger Neckles and the family
This was is less than 1cm long
Jonty gets a hand into the tinny
Overlooking the Nariva swamp
School in progress, an internet french lesson
A leatherback turtle lays her eggs by moonlight on a secluded beach